Another Adelaide Man Hospitalised With Meningococcal

Know The Symptoms

18 May 2017

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A 58 year old Adelaide man is the latest victim of Meningococcal.

He's in a serious condition in hospital after contracting the W-strain of the disease; the eighth case recorded in SA so far this year and the third with that strain.

Three people have been diagnosed with the B-strain and two the Y.

SA Health has advised anyone he's been in contact with to receive antibiotics.

Do you know the symptoms to look out for?

For kids - 

Refusal to feed

Leg pain

Cold hands and feet

Tiny red of purple spots that spread to look like fresh bruises

While in older kids and adults - 




Neck stiffness

Drowsiness or confusion

The distinctive rash

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